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M249 Squad assault weapon (SAW) is the name given by the US military[?] to the Fabrique National[?] Minimi light machine gun.

The M249 fires NATO 5.56mm rounds. It weighs 6.8 kg and has two choices for cyclic rate of fire: 750 and 1000 rounds per minute.

In the United States Marine Corps, the SAW is usually carried at the fire team level; that is, one member of a three- to five-man team carries this weapon. The SAW is also standard issue for a four- to five-man amphibious reconnaissance team.

See also: Squad assault weapon, assault rifle, weapon

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